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Gridlock : why we're stuck in traffic and what to do about it

Author: Randal O'Toole
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CATO Institute, ©2009.
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Americans are the most mobile society in history, yet our transportation system is on the verge of collapse. Traffic congestion today is five times worse than it was 25 years ago. Many of our bridges are in desperate need of replacement. Worst of all, many transportation planners believe their job is to make congestion worse in order to discourage mobility. Gridlock reveals how we got into this mess and how we can  Read more...
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O'Toole, Randal.
Gridlock.
Washington, D.C. : CATO Institute, ©2009
(DLC) 2009042023
(OCoLC)406156364
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randal O'Toole
ISBN: 9781935308249 1935308246
OCLC Number: 610030206
Description: 1 online resource (v, 277 pages)
Contents: Land of mobility --
Potholes in the road --
A fork in the road --
Lies my transit agency told me --
The next boondoggle --
The road to green --
Paying for mobility --
Faith-based transportation planning --
Dude, where's my driverless car? --
Reforming federal transportation policy --
State and local transportation policy --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Randal O'Toole.

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Americans are the most mobile society in history, yet our transportation system is on the verge of collapse. Traffic congestion today is five times worse than it was 25 years ago. Many of our bridges are in desperate need of replacement. Worst of all, many transportation planners believe their job is to make congestion worse in order to discourage mobility. Gridlock reveals how we got into this mess and how we can fix it. The United States has two paths before it. Some say we should build an expensive network of high-speed trains and urban rail transit lines that will mainly serve a narrow elite. Gridlock argues instead that we should focus on improving methods of transportation that will increase everyone's mobility and pay for themselves, whether it's cars, buses, planes, or trains.

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